The Start is the Hardest Part: Creating Engaging Exercises to Reenergize Your Incident Command Team
The first 30 minutes sets the tone for a response. Now, after Incident Command Teams have adapted to a modified command structure to accommodate an extended, large-scale response, they need to shift focus to the strategies and tactics of responding to a more immediate, short-term event.
This session is designed to train you to develop and facilitate engaging, efficient exercises that will train your Incident Command Team to get the response started.
About the Presenters:
Rachel Lehman, Acting Director, ASPR TRACIE
Rachel Lehman is currently the Acting Director for the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE). She previously she served as an analyst in ASPR’s Division of Critical Infrastructure Protection where she led communications, helped manage the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Partnership, and worked on all-hazards risk assessment for the healthcare sector.
John Hick, MD, Hennepin Health, Senior Editor for ASPR TRACIE
Dr. Hick is a faculty emergency physician at Hennepin Healthcare and a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He serves as the Associate Medical Director for Hennepin County Emergency Medical Services and Medical Director for Emergency Preparedness at Hennepin Healthcare. He currently works part-time as the Senior Editor for the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE).